Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Valley parish nursing program in Derby receives $7,500

DERBY - Griffin Hospital recently received a $7,500 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation.

Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Program will use the grant to purchase infant car seats, booster car seats and bicycle helmets for its Safe Kids Car Seat/Bicycle Helmet Initiative.

“Many families in the Valley are facing economic challenges that can make it hard to afford the proper safety car seats and bicycle helmets for their children,” said Daun Barrett, RN, Director of Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach & Valley Parish Nurse Program.
“This donation ensures that we will be able to continue hosting car seat safety clinics and bicycle safety classes where we will perform car seat safety checks, distribute and install new car seats and properly fit children for helmets as needed.”

The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting hunger prevention, self sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding its Clubs.
BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $748,550 to 114 non-profit charitable organizations across its
footprint during this grant cycle to benefit the efforts of its partners working to impact the lives of individuals and families and enable them to continue to provide crucial services to those in need.

For information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, visit www.bjs.com/charity.

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